Renewable Energy Research and Development

 

To conduct balanced research and development efforts in the following energy technologies: solar, biomass, hydrogen fuel cells and infrastructure, wind and hydropower, and geothermal. Grants will be offered to develop and transfer to the nonfederal sector various renewable energy technologies on a competitive basis.
Submission deadlines will be published in the funding opportunity announcements at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/ and http://www.grants.gov.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
81.087
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Energy
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: Renewable Energy Projects in the following energy technologies: solar, biomass, hydrogen fuel cells and infrastructure, wind and hydropower, and geothermal. Fiscal Year 2015: Renewable Energy Projects in the following energy technologies: solar, biomass, hydrogen fuel cells and infrastructure, wind and hydropower, and geothermal. Fiscal Year 2016: Renewable Energy Projects in the following energy technologies: solar, biomass, hydrogen fuel cells and infrastructure, wind and hydropower, and geothermal.
Authorization
Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977; Public Law 101-218; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; Public Law 95-238, Section 207.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
For-profit organizations, private nonprofit institutions/organizations, intrastate, interstate, and local agencies and universities may apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
For-profit organizations, private nonprofit institutions/organizations, intrastate, interstate, State and local agencies and universities will benefit.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Application due dates will be posted in the individual funding opportunity announcements posted at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/ and http://www.grants.gov. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The cost principles and award regulations that apply to this program are contained in 2 CFR 200 as amended by 2 CFR 910.

The application forms must be downloaded from the specific funding opportunity announcement posted on the grants.gov website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/ and http://www.grants.gov/ and submitted per instructions in the funding oppportunity announcement.
Award Procedure
All applications which pass an initial review will receive an objective merit review. The objective merit review will be based on evaluation criteria set forth in the competitive solicitation(s) or criteria set forth in 2 CFR Part 200 for Unsolicited Proposals. Evaluations will be conducted by Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) program personnel at DOE Headquarters in Washington, DC. This responsibility may also be delegated to DOE Field Offices. Final decisions will be made by the EERE Assistant Secretary, Deputy Assistant Secretaries, and the Director of the Federal Energy Management Program.
Deadlines
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Submission deadlines will be published in the funding opportunity announcements at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/ and http://www.grants.gov
From 60 to 180 days.
Appeals
Unsuccessful applicants are entitled to a debriefing by DOE program officials with a clear explanation of why the proposal was not accepted for funding.
Renewals
Renewals are subject to review by the headquarters program office and subject to the availability of funds.
How are proposals selected?
Selection will be based on an objective merit review, program policy factors, the availability of funds, provisions of appropriation laws, reports, and as otherwise specified in specific solicitation document(s) at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/.
How may assistance be used?
Assistance may be used to develop and transfer renewable energy technologies to the scientific and industrial communities, State, and local governments. Assistance may be used to develop and transfer renewable energy technologies to the scientific and industrial communities, State, and local governments.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. Quarterly progress reports, and a final report at the conclusion of the grant time period. Quarterly expenditure reports, and a final report at the conclusion of the grant time period. No performance monitoring is required.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Audit procedures in accordance with 2 CFR 200 subpart F and the for-profit entity audit requirements in 2 CFR 910.501 In addition, audit requirements need to comply with the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and DOE procurement procedures as well as with 10 CFR 600.
Records
Record retention per 2 CFR 200.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title Energy Policy Act 2005, Chapter Section 998. This program has statutorily required cost share percentages based on project type:
Education & Outreach 0%, Research & Development 20%, Demonstration and Commercialization 50%.
Matching Requirements: This program has statutorily required cost share percentages based on project type:
Education & Outreach 0%, Research & Development 20%, Demonstration and Commercialization 50%.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Award project periods range from 1 to 3 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: No further information is available.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
James Cash 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, Colorado 80401 Email: james.cash@ee.doe.gov Phone: 240-562-1456
Website Address
http://www.eere.doe.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
89-0321-0-1-270.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $157,717,039; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available - For fiscal year 2015 (to date) $96,123,917 has been de-obligated from this CFDA program number.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Varies.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The following list represents an overview of regulations, guidelines, and literature: EERE Federal Register notices; EERE Solicitations, which may be accessed through the EERE homepage at: http://www.eere.energy.gov; DOE Financial Assistance Regulations(2 CFR 200 as amended by 2 CFR 910); and the DOE Guide to Financial Assistance, both of which may be accessed through the DOE Office of Management home page at http://www.management.energy.gov/policy_guidance/financial_assistance.htm
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: Renewable Energy Projects in the following energy technologies: solar, biomass, hydrogen fuel cells and infrastructure, wind and hydropower, and geothermal. Fiscal Year 2015: Renewable Energy Projects in the following energy technologies: solar, biomass, hydrogen fuel cells and infrastructure, wind and hydropower, and geothermal. Fiscal Year 2016: Renewable Energy Projects in the following energy technologies: solar, biomass, hydrogen fuel cells and infrastructure, wind and hydropower, and geothermal.

 


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